87,000 Vienamese workers to go abroad in 2011

Vietnam set to send 87,000 workers abroad this year, around 1,500 more than last year, according to Department of Overseas Labor Management.

The country will continue to focus on its traditional labor export markets like Taiwan (China), Japan, South Korea and Malaysia, adding a combined 50,000 people will be sent to these destinations.

Meanwhile, labor agencies have reported that they have been signing contracts to send large amounts of workers overseas from the beginning of 2011.

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, more than half million Vietnamese workers are working in 40 countries and territories, sending home nearly US$2 billion every year.
 

Source Laodong - Translated by H.T.D

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